Country summary:

Board Members
When registered 2012
Alliance Focal Network Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO)
Government COEs 10
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Media COEs 6
Key partners Local Government Association of Swaziland (SWALGA); Deputy Prime Minister Gender and Family Issues Affairs Unit (GFIU); Ministry of Tinkhundla Development and Administration; Ministry of Housing Urban and Development; Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/ AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL); Swaziland Sexual Reproductive and Human Rights; National Assembly of Non-Governmental Organizations (CANGO).

Read more in the Swaziland country report.

Swaziland Strategy 2016 – 2020


Swaziland – Phumaphi Mamba

  “Live to the fullest with Diabetes.” I am a Director of Diabetes, who had a problem with high glucose level. When I got to experience how diabetes affect people, by working with diabetic people, I then started a programme to help fight diabetes. I am a gender focal person. I worked with people mostly […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Diversity Exchange

Swaziland – Dumsile Mavuso

“Know your rights and stand for your future.” Losing parents on diabetes and discovered that I also inherited the disease made me quite anxious about life. It needed me to change lifestyle and do community teachings, schools, churches, and workplaces on healthy eating and exercise and partnering with strategic organisation. Dumsile Mavuso was a head […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland – Nomcebo Dlamini

“I have been empowered as a disabled woman to stand and be strong in whatever I do.” As a disabled woman it has been not easy to be where I am. I went to school and immediately after completing my studies I tried to apply on government for employment but due to the fact that […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland – Benjamin Msane

“One don’t have to be great in order to start, but one has to start to be great.” The issues of violence are not new to most people, one may not have been abused but have seen someone being abused or heard from the media. Being aware that something happens does not require training but […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland: Swazi government promotes self-reliance for women and youth

The Swazi Government Micro Projects Department spearheads a project to improve the quality of life of people at local level (in rural and peri-urban areas of Swaziland). More specifically, its purpose is the socio-economic empowerment of local communities through improved community organisation, increased access to basic services in health, water and sanitation and improved food […]

June 14, 2018 Themes: Economics | Entrepreneurship Programs: Economic Justice | Protocol @ work

Swaziland hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Swaziland hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Mbabane, 11 May: The eSwatini SADC Gender Protocol joint Summit between Swaziland Gender Links and Capricorn District Municipality closed in Matsapha on 10 May 2018 with awards to twenty women and five men whose work on the ground won the highest accolades from judges and participants during presentations made this week. The summit featured fifty-seven […]

“Leave no woman behind in political decision making”

“Leave no woman behind in political decision making”

By Zethu Shongwe Thring Mbabane, 8 March”: ’’Any women who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.’’ Those were the words of Mr Clement Dlamini (UNISWA lecturer). The Swazi nation marked the International Women’s Day in Swaziland on the 8th of March 2018. This […]

Feminism- the time is now!

Feminism- the time is now!

By Colleen Lowe Morna Mbabane, 19 July: It is wonderful to be back at Waterford/ Kamhlaba, my alma mater, forty years later. The fact that we are having a debate here today on African feminism, during Waterford’s third Africa Week, held under the banner “Unscrambling Africa” speaks volumes on how far we have come on […]

August 10, 2017 Themes: Feminism Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Swaziland: Kingdom Faces LGBTI Rights Review

Swaziland’s discrimination against LGBTI people is being put under scrutiny by a United Nations group. Swaziland, which is ruled by King Mswati III, as sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 2004, which protects the rights of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people among […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: LGBTI Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Swaziland: Nomcebo Dlamini

Nomcebo Dlamini is a 40-year old woman who is a designer and dressmaker. She is from Sidwashini south, Mbabanein the Hhohho region. She stays with her family and her 10-year-old son. Nomcebo is physically disabled. She was knocked down by a car when she was 4years old while coming from pre-school. This accident resulted in […]

April 24, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice